Internship Admissions



The application process for the
Pathmaker Internship is now 

Admissions Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible to participate as an intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old before starting the application process (16 for Level I High School Internship)
  • 15 months of availability to participate (6 months for Level I High School Internship)
  • Valid Social Security Number & can pass background check
  • Speak and read English fluently
  • Daily access to email
  • Reliable transportation to and from Escondido and Poway
  • One-time, non-refundable $100 onboarding fee (upon acceptance)

Interview/Onboarding Timeline for 2019 D:

Before applying, here are the important dates you should be available. If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.

  • Interviews Occur: August 14 through September 5
  • Acceptance Notifications Sent By: Saturday, September 7
  • Orientation Day: October 12
  • Skills Days: October 26 and 27
  • Department Specific Orientation & Training: November
  • 2019 D Rotation: December 1st, 2019 through February 29th, 2020

Availability for the first rotation:

Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts or more than 14 days. This means that for 2019 D, you should anticipate applying only if you plan to be available for the onboarding dates above, and on a weekly basis from December 1st, 2019 through February 29th, 2020. 

2019 D Application Process:

Ready to apply? Here's what you'll need to do next:

Pre-requisite: CLICK HERE to download the Program Requirements Packet

Get Started: CLICK HERE to set up your online profile and apply in 3 easy steps:

1. Check Your Eligibility Status

2. Complete Your Application

  • Submit two (2) references (professional and/or academic)
  • Fill out personal information
  • Complete essays
  • Remember to click "submit"!
3. Schedule Your Interview
  • Submit the Interview Availability Form
  • Upload a professional headshot photo

Application Deadlines:

References must complete an online survey on your behalf by 7/20/19 by 5 p.m. Your application must be formally submitted by 7/21/19 by 5 p.m. 

Important Information for Applications:

  • Interns are accepted and onboarded every three months, with start dates for March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, December 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place around those times will be for the NEXT cycle (e.g., if you interview in September, you will be starting December 1st). 
  • For any additional information, please contact us at

Application Cycle

Application Opens


Onboarding Process

Official Start Date

2019 D

July 1st

mid August –
early September

October – November

December 1st, 2019

2020 A

October 1st

mid November –early December 

January – February 

March 1st, 2020

2020 B

January 1st

mid February early March

April May

June 1st, 2020

2020 C April 1st mid May  early June July – August September 1st, 2020